Hot Topic. New Birth Control Recommendation

Question: What do you think is the most effective way for sexually active teens to reduce their risk of pregnancy? 


If you answered IUD and implants – also called long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) – your thinking is aligned with the American Academy of Pediatrics. The health organization recently updated its contraception policy and recommended that LARC methods be the first-line approach to birth control among young women aged 15 to 19 years old.

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The Girl Can’t Help It. The Unstoppable Lena Dunham.

Turns out, men and women who serve patients at Planned Parenthood are her real-life heroes. 

There’s so much to love about Lena Dunham, it’s tough to know where to start. The creator of the hit series “Girls” is a tireless champion for women. We really admire how she uses her platform to advocate for Planned Parenthood. Turns out, she thinks we’re pretty cool too.

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Grant Gives Domestic Violence Victims an Advocate

New advocate offers “trauma-informed care approach” to domestic violence victims.

Planned Parenthood health center staff will gain advanced training to help victims of domestic violence and sexual assault thanks to a new grant with the leading domestic violence organization in San Diego. The grant also funds an advocate to help victims at any of our health care centers in San Diego County.

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

More than a half a million breast exams are performed by Planned Parenthood annually. 


We’ve all heard the disturbing statistics. One in eight women will get breast cancer at some point in her life. It is the second-leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States. And breast cancer has a particularly devastating impact on women of color.  African-American women have the highest rate of breast cancer among women under 45 years old, and Latinas are 20% more likely to die from breast cancer than white women.

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More Magical Than Harry Potter

As actor Emma Watson spoke at the United Nations, she proved herself to be even more powerful than the brainy Hermione Granger she played in the Harry Potter films. Her speech, launching the UN HeForShe campaign, clarified that feminism is simply the belief in gender equality. She eloquently explained how discrimination against women hurts both women and men, and issued an invitation for men to join the movement to advocate for gender equality that benefits their mothers, sisters, daughters—and themselves.

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John Legend’s Video Makes Our Summer

Celebrating women’s beauty.

Video Credit: johnlegendVEVO

Our favorite song of the summer has to be John Legend’s “You and I (Nobody in the World).” Not only do the words of his song empower women to “love all their perfect imperfections,” but the video for the song reveals the beauty of each woman featured.

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